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Bicycle Easter Island: Itineraries and Info - Osterinsel Forum
What I really want to do on Easter Island is to explore it by bicycle. There are many bicycle rental companies in Hanga Roa, some time ago I asked the target specialist Jarkko and he proposed to be Tahuti, who also has a Facebook page if you want to make an appointment in advanced.
They' re great for my sojourn, after 2 day trips I can bike for another 4 after that. Itinerary 1: Hanga Roa to Anakena - Ovahe (17km) and Te Pito Kura (18,5km) --> Interesting itinerary through the interior of the island to the lovely sandy areas of Anakena and Ovake, from where you can also get to other places like Te Pito Kura, Pa Vaka, Pu O Hiro, Taharoa.
It can get a little tough on the way back from Anakena. Many interesting places around the way, such as Hanga Tea, Akahanga, One Makihi and others. Itinerary 3: Hanga Roa to Orongo (7,4km) or Rano Kau (6,6km) --> This is one climb, maybe a little more challenging than the other.
It is an interesting hike around the craters, you can leave your bicycle in one of the two places and the other. You can stop at Ana Kai Tatanga or Vinapu on the opposite side of the airfield on the way nearer to Hanga Roa. Circular route: If you want to circumnavigate the island in one go, you can make a kind of circular path, a kind of circular path 1 + Poike + itinerary 2.
It is better to go to Anakena first, because you have to ride on a small hill right after, if you take the other way.
The Easter Island worth the journey? Ofcourse,The Chillest Vacation Spot.
Yes, the island of the giants really exists and it's astonishing! "These are some of the things most folks ask us when it comes to the topic. It is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 or 3500 kilometers off the Chilean coastline, which in our case corresponds to a five-hour flight from the continent.
The Polynesians are thought to have established themselves on the island more than a thousand years ago and started to build a flourishing new civilization. It is also known as "Rapa Nui" in the native tongue. It has proven itself over the course of times, histories and civilizations. This has always been a fascinating experience for scientists and travelers, if only because of the fascinating way the huge rock faces are surrounded.
On Easter Sunday 1722, the discoverer Jacob Roggeveen from Holland explored the island. It was astonishing that the island was shrouded in centuries of mysteriously large cairns. There are almost 900 of these enormous sculptures on the island.
It is assumed that they are between 500 and 750 years old and many of them are standing with their backs to the ocean on the island's coastline. I always asked myself how the Moais themselves came to Easter Island until we did more research for this one.
Moai ", which is called "Paro", is the biggest "Moai" ever built, over 32 feet or 9. There are three volcanos that have died out and a diffuse of vulcanic materials suitable for making huge sculptures, The island's principal stone pit is a volcano craters known as "Rano Raraku", of which 95% of the sculptures originate, according to archaeologists' estimates.
Most of the "Moai" was made of a substance known as " tuff ", a kind of rocks made of condensed volcanoes. These rocks are smooth and easily cut, but they are less resistant than other types of rocks, making the "moai" susceptible to degradation by winds and waters.
The Rano Raraku stone pit is surrounded by several hundred partly completed sculptures at various points of construction, some seem to have been left when the Carver arrived at rocks that they could not cut, while others were incomplete when the Easter Island community stopped the construction of all theulptures.
A number of pundits believe that the Easter Island humans carried the giant "moai" by rollers on logs, but others deny this idea and there are other ideas that suggest otherwise. They may have realized that there are not many plants on the island, it was said that the humans who were living here cut down so many plants that one time they ran out and there were no more of them.
Today, many of the island's nature and historic monuments are classified as Nature Reserves and are jointly called the Rapa Nui National Park, which is also a UNESCO declared UNESCO Cultural Worlitage Site, which means that the many of the Moai and Rano Raraku quarries and other monuments are so interesting and valuable that they should be conserved and conserved for the benefit of visitors all over the globe to get to know and appreciate them.
It can be imagined as a large archeological site with moai and prehistorical petroglyphs with other remains on the island. The Moai - The mystical sculptures, also known as the huge headstones. The Rano Raraku - The Moai statue pit. This is the place for the best sunsets on the island.
Seven Moai sculptures and the largest collection of platforms. The largest volcanic site. The Easter Island flight was not as straightforward as one could have imagined for such a trip - the best way for us was to go from London via Madrid, Lima & Chile Santiago to Easter Island.
In the mornings we arrived on Easter Island Hanga Roa (the only one on the island). cl/en/) to be our home on the island for the next 5 nights. Magnificent lodging, in our view one of the best on the island, near the center of the island (Hanga Roa), but also near the seaside.
Most of the island is deserted, but Hanga Roa is the place where the most of the inhabitants have settled. It also has several small supermarkets for groceries and other needs. We took this opportunity to forego the old-fashioned vacation trips and chose the self led trip so that we could have the luxuries of free and leisure to see the island to the fullest.
Meaning we could make the island at our own speed. You can get it in the city. We' had half a full working days, so after check-in and rental of a vehicle for the next morning we walked to discover the surroundings and the city on the island.
but for me, the thoughts of discovering a whole new goal are always exciting, especially when you're on an island like this far away from everything else, the thrill and the adrenalin take it to a whole new plane! After a 5 hours air travel from Santiago we could hardly await to unwind at the pool, not this one!
Soon we came across our first accidental huge Moai sculpture in a small town, chance for the first Moai-picture! Later we learned that this Moai was not one of the island's major tourist attraction. Included in our India Jones experience is the exploration of a dive club and huge tortoises.
The most populous and vibrant part of the island was fascinating to see. You will also find other seafront restuarants, other hostels and some insulated Moais-Statues. We had a hearty breakfeast, equipped with a card and a telephone application, and after jumping into the new 4×4 rental vehicle we really got going on our exploring of the island.
It was a very pleasant trip along the coast, especially between VINAPU, AHU AKAHANGA and RANO RARAKU. Where do we know where we wanted to go without getting lost? No. Now, there is only one big ring around the whole island, so it is very unlikely that you will get bost! Since the island is not overpopulated and possibly due to the situation, which is not full of visitors, it makes this quiet atmosphere as if the whole island were to itself.
Best of all, spending five nights on the island was taking the chance to really enjoy every place we were on. Vinapu was underrated before we came to the island because we were looking for the famed line of 7 Moais, but Vinapu is an astonishing one.
Moais, 13 in all, all lie on the lawn. Those gorgeous sculptures that once sheltered the island from the pirate and other attackers are now at rest as if their missions had been fulfilled - what missions? You may ask yourself - well, the natives tell us that in the past, whenever someone approached the island, they would see these huge minds through their telescopes and run away because they thought the island was huge!
One of the big ones at last, we went to see Rano Raraku. We' ve been here for about three hour, because you can only come here once. Two things you will be visiting here: the "Moais Quarry" and the Rano Raraku Craters. The place will certainly give you some hints on how the old Moai were made, you could see some of them not yet entirely sectional.
It is unbelievable and unreal to be around and in the present of this statuette heads, so much so that we did a few rounds around the place. The Moais quarry was apparently selected for the materials found here, the so-called "tuff" or "lapilli", the cinder.
As soon as the moans were formed, they were shipped to different decks all over the island. Indeed, there are several cavities that make the local people believe that some Moais were kept there until they were moved to the various decks. The Moais are thought to have been constructed in honor of their forefathers.
There doesn't seem to be any order in how the Moais are distributed. Forty percent of the entire statue is in Raro Raraku. Some of the moais on the top of the track are not completed, they are in the "production phase", those are the incomplete moais that have stayed there.
But the Hawaiian explorers experimented with cables on both sides "as if" the Moais were running. That would be in line with the belief of the natives that the Moais "went" to their port. Because of the island's heavy rainfall, the craters contain a sea.
In the interior of the craters and over the hillside you can also see tens of moais on the hillside of the hill - but you have to see them from afar, because people are not permitted to access this side of the craters. We were so impressed that we had trouble leaving, and by the moment we did, it was already long enough to return to the day's cocktails in the hospital!
While in Rano Raraku, we saw the 15 Moais of Tonariki from afar. The largest moai on the island is thought to be here, as it is in the immediate vicinity of Rano Raraku. In the beginning all Moais had the Mulao. This is also thought to be one of the most important socio-political centers of the East side of the island.
After the 1960 tidal wave, the Moais dropped off the ramp. You and I can now savour this great line of guards, as it looked in the old days, thanks to the work. Spending a great deal of our leisure and leisure in Tonariki, we took photographs from all angles and tried to catch the beauties of this stunning building.
Next stop was a relaxed stay at the shore of Anakena. It is the ideal place to unwind, spend a nice days at the beaches, have a smoothies or a refreshing refreshment under the watchful eye of the island's watchmen! It' hot enough to go there at any season.
One believes that the first island monarchs ended up on this shore and one can see why he has fallen in great affection for this place! Over time, this island's beaches became a place for the master craftsmen (what we would now call "intellectuals") to meet. You can find comfortable seaside restaurants around the island, but you can also arrange your own food and picnics.
It' the west side of the island and the cave. Today it is a very favourite place for photos at sundown, but as you can see from the photos, the photos are unbelievable at any hour of the morning. The last days on the island were unbelievable!
There are several connected caverns in the island's biggest one. Sculptures stand in front of the small city. Orongo is the end of our island adventures - When you reach the entrance you will be informed that you can enter the reserve in about an hours time.
Remember that you can only come to this reserve once (as in Rano Raraku), so allow your free day as you will need to buy another pass if you want to return. One thing you won't find in Orongo (possibly the only place on the island where you won't see them) is Moais - yes, you won't see Moais in Orongo.
Why are there no huge guards of the island at one of the most important meeting places? Perhaps because from the sixteenth and sixteenth centuries the natives ceased to worship the Moais and to draw their worship and publicity to another gods, the Orongo, was the core of this religion and government.
The Rano Kau is an extinguished vulcano with a caldera pond - this is one of the freshwater resources of the island. Rano Kau volcano's colors are amazing. Do you think Easter Island is far away - is it really there?
There are two ways to get to the island: from Santiago Chile with regular services and from Tahiti with our scheduled services. It is the only air carrier serving Easter Island and only one on the island. Accomodation: A query we are asked is "Are there any Easter Island properties?
Because of several requests about where we spent the night and where the best properties on the island are, we have chosen to set up a dedicated reviews section for you so that you have a better understanding of what you can look forward to, so take a look at this section. getting-around: In this way you have the possibility to discover the island on your own.
Although the phone was in airplane modus all the while, it did an outstanding work and led us to all the major attractions, we didn't really need the hard copy map provided by one of the Park Rangers, but it was good to have it. There are two on the island you can count on.
Please note that you can only change dollars or Euro on the island. Rapa Nui is the native tongue, but the formal tongue is Hispanic, as Chile is the property of the island. The English is not widely used, but you should have no difficulty in speaking the most important things about your stay on the island.
Not many of them, unless you are in one of the city' s locals' nightclubs or in your lodging. Everywhere else, you are going to be fighting, usually the attractions Sites but the next one has lavatory on site at the moment of writing: Orongo, Ahu Akivi, Anakena and Rano Raraku.
And if you already have one, you can check it and upgrade to a complete rescue parcel to integrate the rescue services if you ever need to be flown off the island. Until then, may the island guards protect you!